Solved Desktop folder moved after reinstalling Windows 11 Pro


Landyman

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I have had a problem with my Dell laptop, which required Dell Suport doing a full (clean) reinstallation of Windows 11 Pro.

Prior to the reinstallation I did a data backup of my files using ViceVersa Pro. It included the 'Desktop' folder that was "C:\Users\{my name}\Desktop\".

After restoring my data, I found that the new installation has moved the 'Desktop' folder to C:\Users\{my name}\OneDrive\Desktop\".

I keep getting MS requests to use OneDrive, but I don't want it.

How can I move the 'Desktop' folder safely?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9720
    CPU
    Intel CORE i7 - 12700H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3840 x 2400
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    Dell - BT.
    Internet Speed
    Three 5G - Wi-Fi 5GHz
    Browser
    Google Chrome

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I have found that with a right-click on the Desktop folder and then click on "Properties" to open Desktop Properties, I can move it to another location.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9720
    CPU
    Intel CORE i7 - 12700H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3840 x 2400
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    Dell - BT.
    Internet Speed
    Three 5G - Wi-Fi 5GHz
    Browser
    Google Chrome

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